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We started the fourth and final day of the Inca Trail from Phuyupatamarka at 3580 m ad to reach the final destination  Machu Pichu at 2430 m!

We were very excited because this day would show us Machu Pichu and we would sleep in a hotel. Lot of trails are 4 day trails including the guided tour of Machu Pichu on the fourth day itself (when you are so dead tired). Our tour took us till Machu Pichu on day 4, sleep overnight in Machu Pichu Town (which is 30 mins bus ride from the Machu Pichu) and return the next day for the guided tour.

Day 4 is 8.9 KM of walking and attractions like Inca Site of Winay Wayna and the Sun Gate!

Veronica looked beautiful in the morning…

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The Urubamba River..

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Andes …

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The start of the trail.. and the Inca terraces …

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More of the Inca Feel everywhere a you go closer to Machu Pichu..

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There were some horrifying steps/rocks on this day! Didn’t dare click any pictures as I was probably balancing myself and I do regret a bit now 😦

There are few main Inca sites to be visited this day..

Runkurakay..

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Sayacmarca…

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And Phuyupatamarka or Winya Wanya, which is one of the biggest sites…

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The view was amazing.

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The astounding symmetry of Inca Terraces…

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This stairs to climb down were killing…

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Somewhere along the way, there were steep steep stairs.. 47 stairs to be precise , at an angle of almost 70-80 degrees… I dont have a pic as it almost looked like a wall !! It was one hell of a staircase!

And after all the sweat, the first glimpse of Machu Pichu from Inki Puntu or Sun Gate!

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From Sun Gate, we walked down to Machu Pichu itself…. it was like a dream come true 🙂

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We then took the last bus to the town of Machu Pichu or Aguas Calientes! What a journey!

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